By: Marty S.
For those with large, unruly eyebrows, you may hate just how often you obsess over them. You spend so much time plucking and trimming them – whether by yourself or at the spa – just to keep them in shape and avoid a unibrow. You may in fact wish they would disappear from your face altogether, even if it would be such a shock to look into a mirror and see that your eyebrows were completely gone.
And yet, as much as you wish your eyebrows could be a little smaller, many people would wish the opposite. Since eyebrows can contribute so much to your complexion, those with smaller eyebrows would love to be able to grow a thicker eyebrow. While it might be possible to achieve the appearance of a thick eyebrow through makeup, it isn’t quite the same as the real thing. Lucky for you, we have 3 tips that can help you grow thicker eyebrows naturally. With these tips, we hope that you will achieve the eyebrow size you desire so that your eyes and your complexion will begin to stand out beautifully.
1. Stop Overplucking Your Eyebrows
By now, you may be accustomed to grabbing your tweezers on a regular basis and plucking out any stray or unruly hairs in order to get your eyebrows into the shape that you want. However, if your goal is to get thicker, fuller eyebrows, those tweezers might not be doing you any favors. The act of plucking shouldn’t have much of an impact on your eyebrows, but if you are plucking your eyebrows too often or you are doing it too harshly, you could be damaging your hair follicles. Overplucking could lead to slower hair growth, and for many people, it has even caused certain areas of their eyebrows to not grow back.
One key tip to growing thicker eyebrows naturally is to simply allow them to grow without any intervention. Since it takes about 2 to 3 months for your eyebrows to grow, that means no plucking whatsoever during this lengthy period. Once your eyebrows develop into the shape you desire, you are free to pluck again with your tweezers, but always remember to be gentle with your skin and avoid overplucking, In fact, if you don’t want to deal with plucking anymore, you may want to upgrade to a hair trimmer to start shaping and managing your eyebrows.
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2. Apply Castor Oil to Your Eyebrows Daily
Even though we don’t want it to be the case, our thick eyebrows won’t last forever. As we age, we become more and more prone to hair thinning, similar to the hair on our heads. Nevertheless, one way we can grow thicker eyebrows and preserve them as long as possible is to use castor oil on them. Castor oil is a natural ingredient highly regarded in Ayurveda for its ability to fade signs of early aging and increase the luster and length of your hair. While castor oil is more commonly used on your skin and hair, you can use it on your eyebrows to deeply nourish the hair follicles underneath with antioxidants as well as fatty acids like ricinoleic acid and linoleic acid. By nourishing your eyebrows regularly and keeping them healthy, you may begin to notice thicker, fuller eyebrows in no time.
Castor oil by itself is quite viscous, but it does not have to be so cumbersome to use it on your eyebrows. You can either use your fingertips or a cotton swab to apply and gently massage a few drops of castor oil onto your eyebrows. It is recommended to do this daily to get optimal results.
If you are concerned about the look of your entire eye area, we highly recommend using our Cucumber Under Eye Serum to diminish the appearance of dark circles, puffy eyes, and crow’s feet. Once you grow out your eyebrows to the desired shape, this serum can help your eye area look more stunning.
3. Add Hair-Boosting Nutrients Like Biotin to Your Diet
Another tip that can help you grow and preserve thick, full eyebrows is to modify your diet. At Apsara Skin Care, we’ve talked at length about some of the best superfoods you can eat as well as the nutrients you should consume if you want your hair to be thick, long, and lustrous. The same thinking can be applied to your eyebrows. One nutrient we will talk about a little bit today is biotin. Biotin, otherwise known as Vitamin B7, is thought to improve hair growth because it can encourage the production of keratin, a protein that is fundamental for healthy hair. Since a lack of biotin is typically associated with thinning hair and hair loss, getting enough biotin through your diet might improve the natural hair growth of your eyebrows. While biotin supplements are an option, it is much easier to absorb more biotin by eating foods like bananas, almonds, and mushrooms.
By changing your diet to accommodate not just your eyebrows but also your hair, you may begin to see a noticeable difference in the quality of your eyebrows. Hopefully, over time, your eyebrows will look thicker and fuller, to the shape that you want them to be.
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